DIY braided crochet headband

Here in Germany the winter is still cold and snowy so I made a braided headband. I saw them everywhere in the city (but mostly knitted) and so I decided to try a crocheted one.

braided crochet headband

 

braided headband

It’s pretty simple to make.

Needed crochet skills: chain, single crochet

You need:

  • yarn
  • crochet hook (which fits your yarn)
  • darning needle (which fits your yarn)

So let’s get started!

Chain 10.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch*, repeat from* until the end of the row, turn.

Row 2: ch 1, sc in 1st sc, sc in next 1-ch-space, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next 1-ch-space*, repeat from * until last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next 1-chain space*, repeat from * until last 2 stitches, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the band is long enough to fit loosely around you head.

Crochet 2 more strands.braided headband

Then it’s time to sew them together.

Sew the 3 ends together so that they overlap a little bit. This makes braiding easier.

Braid your 3 strands, but not to tight otherwise the strands would become wrinkly.

The last step is to sew the other ends togeter and then sew the both already sewn edges together.

 

Now you can proudly wear it! ❤

If there are questions/mistakes in my pattern or improvement suggestions please write me!

I hope you like it!

I can’t wait to see your finished earrings -please share them with me here, on facebook or instagram!

braided crochet headband

braided headband

braided headband

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DIY crochet flower earrings with beads

Do you need an incredible and quick present? Or some cute, flowery earrings for yourself?

Here I have a tiny but effective crochet pattern for you!

crocheted earrings

  • You need:
    crochet yarn
    crochet hook
    beads
    earring hooks
    wire bending plier

When you choose yarn, hook and beads please make shure that they fit to each other in size. You can also leave the beads if you want to.

Let’s get started!

String 5 beads on your yarn.

The flower is made with 5 puff stitches.

Puff stitch: Yarn over, insert hook in magic ring and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yarn over, insert hook in magic ring and draw up a loop] 3 times (9 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook, slip stitch.

Single crochet with bead: insert hook ring, slide one bead down, draw up a loop, yarn over an draw yarn through both loops (complete single crochet).

Crochet a magic ring.

Chain 1, *1 single crochet with bead, puff stitch* repeat 4 times (5 puff stitches on the ring).

Pull the loop tight and make 1 slip stitch in first single crochet.

Finish off and weave in ends.

The next step is to apply the flowers to your earring hooks. take them and bend up the wire with the plier. Insert the wire in one slip stitch on top of a puff stitch and close it gently with the plier.

Now you can proudly wear them ❤

If there are questions/mistakes in my pattern or improvement suggestions please write me! It’s my first writen down crochet pattern 🙂

i hope you like it!

I can’t wait to see your finished earrings -please share them with me here, on facebook or insatgram!

crochet earrings

crochet earrings in a heart box

 

Peggy

2015 Goals and Inspiration

The new year is already 2 weeks old but now I’m really arrived in 2015.

The last week was very inspiring for me. I set some goals for the year ahead and started to work on some of them.

I wanna share my goals with you – so they become more real and I’m much more forced to achieve them 🙂

 

My goals:

– improve my

  • sewing
  • knitting
  • english (for university and (of course) this blog)
  • photography skills

– learn how to do

  • macrame
  • screen printing
  • tatting (you will see why when you read further)

– understand how it is possible to make photos (where actually a picture appeares) with my Polaroid camera

– blog regularly

– draw more often

– travel to places I haven’t visited yet and explore them with people who live there

– eat more healthy food

– make more sport (I already started making Yoga and I LOVE it!)

– pass my exams

– extend my knowledge about art, craft, education, photography, nature, geography …

– learn a new language

– start my own small business

– be thankful for everything I already have

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I’m feeling very inspired at the moment. This belongs mainly to a purchase I made lately: I decided to buy the digital version of Mollie Makes Blogging. I don’t want to advertise but I just started reading it and I love it! The content is very inspiring and helpful and I’m nearly sure it will make me a better blogger – not over night but I will keep the tons of advices in mind.

To help you to be a bit more inspired I like to share some of my favourite blogs with you and I’m incredibly excited about your favourite ones – please link them in the comments!

Here is my list:

A Beautiful Mess

Luloveshandmade

Attic 24

The Crafted Life

One Sheepish Girl

Messyla

Gemacht mit Liebe (german)

A Creative Being

Little Things Blogged

and of course the blogs from Etsy, DaWanda, Handmadekultur (german) and Mollie Makes.

I bought/got some other inspiring things, too. I bought two books – one is about modern art and the other about drawing and I enjoy reading them incredibly much! and I foud a nice craft book from 1971 on the flea market which explains lots of craft basics. The last thing is the most precious to me – its an doily my grandgrandma made and my grandma gave to me. The technique which was used to make it is called tatting. I love this doily so much! It’s so delicate and fucking (excuse me) beautiful – a real piece of art!!

inspirational things

 

 

 

 

tatting

I hope it was okay for you that I used the wor ‘inspiring’ very often 🙂

I would love it if you share blogs/things which you inspire with me!

Peggy

Celebration time!

Today is celebration time!

It’s my blogs first birthday! I’m really grateful for this year. I want to say thank you to all my readers and visiters of my blog.

But I have many good resolutions for my next year of blogging. At first: blog more often! And I want to share much more DIY ideas with you. I have so many things in my mind but not enough time to make them.

Finally I like to share a little christmas craft with you.

I have just a small christmas tree at home. This year I don’t want to put my normal ornaments on it. So I made some really quick pom pom ornaments with a fork.

Here they are:

christmas tree with pom pom ornaments

pom pom ornament

pompom ornament

Tomorrow I’ll add the pictures which show the DIY for the pom pom ornaments.

 

I hope you like them!

DIY customized boxes

I’m back! Yes I’m still alive…my first months of studying kept me busy.
It’s very exciting for me to start a new chapter of my life. At the beginning it was a bit exhausting but I enjoy it very much.
It’s time for celebration! I recently got more than 500 views here on my blog! I’m really happy about this ❤
So I want to share my first pattern with you to celebrate a little bit. I hope you’ll enjoy.
I changed a few things in my flat in the last weeks. I bought a new (and of course bigger!!) wardrobe. My old one had 2 drawers, but the new one hasn’t. So I needed something where I can put in the small stuff – socks and so on. I decided to buy some pretty cheap boxes and customized them a bit.

Here I want show you how it works:

  • You need:
    paper
    scissors
    double sided adhesive tape
    spray paint
    disposable gloves
    a box

Let’s get started!

At first you have to cut your sheet of paper so that it’s as broad as the box to make sure you place the heart (or everything you want) in the middle. Then you fold it half and draw a half heart on one side of the fold.

stencil

Fold the sheet of paper and cut out the heart.

stencil

Now you have a perfectly symmetric heart stencil.

stencil

The next step is to place some double sided adhesive tape on one side of your stencil. Make sure that you place it close to the heart shape, because if not the spray paint is able to move under it.

stencil

Stick the stencil onto the box. Place it directly in the middle.

stencil on box

Now it’s time for spraying!
Please go outside when you spray and be careful with the spray paint. Preferably wear some disposable gloves and a breathing protection.
You have to put some paper above and beneath your stencil paper and also behind it if the box has holes (like mine). Take a spray paint in the colour you like and start spraying! Try to create an even paint application.

spraying

In the end you have to let the paint dry. Left the sprayed box outside for this.
It may take several hours until it’s completely dry an it doesn’t smell anymore.

When it’s try you’re free to place and fill the box wherever and with whatever you want!
Here You can see my boxes in my wardrobe.
I really love them!
I made one with a golden and the other with a lilac heart.

finished boxes

lilac heart box

golden heart box

I hope the pattern is helpful for you and you have fun creating your own customized box.
Please show me examples of your work when you’ve finished it.

My secret project or How I tried to make my city a bit more amazing

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I should have post this a long time ago, to be exact in May.

For my Portfolio and because I always wanted to do that I tried my first but hopefully not the last yarn bombing in Leipzig.

My idea was to make the city a bit more colourful and brighter. Near my flat are many construction zones and scaffoldings, so there is much grey around me. And to be honest – I like every colour but grey isn’t my favourite one. I thought about what I could make and I decided to crochet drops in different colours an arrange them at a scaffolding. So I crocheted about 30 drops in different bright colours and attached them to a invisible thread.

Then I brought it to the scaffolding near the place I live and knotted it on.

 

What might sound so easy took many hours of hard work and patience. But I’m proud I finished it.

But unfortunately one day later it didn’t hang there anymore….

 

Here are some pictures.

I hope you like and maybe share it 🙂

 

yarnbombing

crochet drops guerillia knitting

urban crocheting

me under my yarnbombing

Long time no type

I really have to apologize…I didn’t write for a long time. But I was quite busy the past few weeks. I had my final exams of my apprenticeship. But I think I passed it pretty good.
Now I have a bit more time to care about my hobbies.

I also have to tell you some thing about my ‘secret project’ I made a few month ago. But later…

 

Today I want to show you a small finished project of mine. I made a crocheted cover for my bicycle bell.
I can’t tell you the pattern but I want to give you a bit of a instruction.

 

1. I started to crochet the cover for the bell with white yarn. I started with a magic ring and 6 sc in it. In the next rows I increased like usual for crocheting a circle (increase 6 sc a row) until it was as big as the diameter of the bell. Then I stopped increasing and left a little hole for the bell push, if you can call it a bell push on a bicycle bell…

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crocheted bell cover

 

2. I looked in my book ‘100 flowers to knit and crochet’ for a proper flower. I chose a pretty big one and crocheted it with colors which are fitting to my bike.

But you can use every flower you want.

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crocheted flower

 

3. When I finished the flower I left over a bit of yarn to sew it to cover and tadaaa – finished!

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finshed bicycle bell cover

Now ride around proud on your pretty bike! 🙂

I hope you like it!
And I promise that the next blog posts not so far away…stay curious 😛
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